August 19, 2020
The Power of Your Own Before + After
Let’s talk about the power of a BEFORE and AFTER. I think we can all agree that seeing a dramatic before and after can be inspiring and motivating. When it happens to be our own before and afters, it’s that much more satisfying because we know what went into that transformation.
A small win, even if it’s a decluttered pencil cup or a cleaned out purse can feel like a huge accomplishment when we’re feeling overwhelmed and like it’s hard to get anything completed from start to finish.
Here’s an example for you – my office has become a bit of a dumping ground this summer with new product testing (yay!), a major project completed (double yay!), home projects, and the kids using my office for school in the spring which has given them a whole new love for this space.
This past week I decided to up-end the space, clear it out, take everything off bulletin boards and whiteboards and that led to some serious paper shredding and file consolidation – see above image. I intended to just do a quick clean up of the surfaces, but that led to an organized space, ready for this office space to do double duty as a school room too. Once I got started, I just kept going and of course, it didn’t take me nearly as long as I thought it would. I used the worksheet from Clean Mama’s 5 Day Home Refresh, took a couple before pictures of the space to motivate me, and got started using the steps from the 5 Day Home Refresh.
Heads-up: This is an event with a pdf guide – it’s not available now, but will be back in 2021.
What was the key? Just getting started! Once I made my plan and got started I was well on my way to getting this space in order. I was even able to complete the 3 ‘save for later tasks’. I needed a plan and I needed to finally carve out a little time to just do the thing that I’ve been putting off for weeks.
If this process sounds like one you can handle – I know you can! – you’ll love the 5 Day Home Refresh. It starts next week on Monday, August 24th and goes through Friday, August 28th. We’re going to tackle 5 Clutter Spots in our homes together. We’ll start by walking through our home and writing down all of our Clutter Spots, then we’ll choose our top 5. Every day of the week next week we’ll work on one of these areas, sharing our before and afters and motivating each other in the private Facebook group.
I created a simple system to help us get started and get past the mess to find calm and order. Want to join me?
I know that those little results lead to bigger results, habits, and a new sense of calm in our homes. When so much feels out of our control, I am so excited to share Clean Mama’s 5 Day Home Refresh with you to help you get BIG Results quickly and with ease.
Clean Mama’s 5 Day Home Refresh is priced at only $15 – that includes a 17 page pdf AND the event with Facebook Lives and a support group.
Think about how you want your home to FEEL – calm, cozy, and tidy? Warm and inviting? No more piles and a system that really works for keeping the clutter away for good? Let’s take care of the piles and put some order to the chaos before the next season. Let’s clear some clutter together!
I would gladly take your before pictures any day! LOL
Shelby Starnes Says
Would you please share where you got your desk chairs? thank you!
Clean Mama SaysPost author
Pottery Barn 🙂